Regional playground swings into action at Sydney Olympic Park
08 Jun 2012
NSW Minister for Sports and Recreation, Graham Annesley, officially opened New South Wales’s largest public playground facilities, Blaxland Riverside Park, at Sydney Olympic Park completing a $7.7 million investment in western Sydney.
“This is truly a magnificent playground facility for the people of Sydney,” Minister Annesley said.
“The final stage of the project adds a huge multi-level tree house, sandpit and the largest water play facilities in the State.
“There will also be additional amenities including a kiosk, 130 extra car spaces, new picnic tables, shade structures and public amenities,” Mr Annesley added.
Spread over 3 hectares and offering 12 play environments, children of all ages will be able to enjoy - a double flying fox, mega-swing, tunnel slides, tunnels, a scramble wall, spinning play-disc, play mounds, a giant climbing web, and a Viking swing.
Blaxland Riverside Park Regional Playground has been opened in stages to meet growing public demand for quality open space and recreational facilities as Sydney grows. Stage 1, comprising the original playground equipment, opened in 2011.
“This project has been completed on budget and is a major addition to Sydney Olympic Park’s public amenities” said Alan Marsh, Sydney Olympic Park Chief Executive Officer.
“Given the popularity of Stage 1 of the Regional Playground, I am convinced the public will embrace these new facilities equally enthusiastically,” Mr Marsh added.
Mr Annesley congratulated Mr Marsh and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority on its continued success in delivering quality infrastructure to the people of western Sydney.
“Outside of the major theme parks, there really is nothing like it in design and scope anywhere in Australia, and I’m very hopeful this outstanding recreational facility will see thousands of children enjoying the benefits of outdoor recreational activity.
“This is another excellent example of the NSW Government delivering on its commitment to provide quality services and infrastructure where it is needed to make a positive difference in people’s lives,” Mr Annesley enthused.
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